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Status icon Package Description Status Comment
QuickSoundFontManager A gui for (a)sfxload / fluidsync to quick load several SF2 soundfonts in a EMU10k chip
Rasmol RasMol is a computer program written for molecular graphics visualization intended and used primarily for the depiction and exploration of biological macromolecule structures, such as those found in the Protein Data Bank
Rasterbator The Rasterbator is a .Net(Mono) application which creates rasterized versions of images. The rasterized images can be printed and assembled into enormous (or smaller, if you prefer) posters.
Rbot Ruby IRC Bot framework
runit A UNIX process supervisor popular in the Chef community
Remuco a Remote control server, for mobile phones, similar to Bemused and Salling Clicker
REMnux A Ubuntu based Linux Distribution for Reverse-Engineering Malware. Package anything that's not in Fedora.
robofab Python library with objects that deal with data usually associated with fonts and type design. Required to convert font sources from the proprietary FontLab VFB format to UFO (that Fontforge can read)
Rodent filemanager / graphic shell
Rogg tool to evaluate and manipulate ogg theora files
rnv RELAX NG Compact Syntax validator
ROTgui a utility for screen rotation for wacom tablet laptops like the IBM x61T and x41T (the Fedora design team will love you for packaging this!)
rotoscope a free software rotoscoping application 492165
rovclock ATI Radeon over/underclocking utility
rox-filer srpm here
RStudio RStudio is a new R IDE with excellent features for a wide spectrum of users. -- waiting for the google web toolkit to be available in fedora.
safte-monitor Linux SAF-TE SCSI enclosure monitor It reads disk enclosure status information from SAF-TE capable enclosures (SCSI Accessible Fault Tolerant Enclosures). SAF-TE is common on many intelligent SCSI disk enclosures and some rackmount servers with SCSI hotswap drive bays.
scsirastools SCSI RAS Tools for Disk Management The tools in this project were designed to add to the Serviceability of disk devices under Linux so that the system does not have to be rebooted or taken out of service to perform common maintenance or service functions.
Stop (medium size).png Sentinella Sentinella is a KDE4 application that watches your system activity and, in consequence, takes an action that you've chosen. Dropped
Scratch "Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web." MP3 support is via a Squeak plugin and is not integral. OLPC ships without it and I hope we can too.
Screenlets Screenlets are small owner-drawn applications (written in Python) that can be described as "the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk". Sticknotes, clocks, rulers, ... the possibilities are endless.
Checkmark.png Seed JavaScript bindings for GNOME, using WebKit's JavaScriptCore Package-x-generic-16.pngseed
SFLphone a robust standards-compliant enterprise softphone, for desktop and embedded systems. It is designed to handle several hundreds of calls a day. It has a GTK+ and QT interface, integrates well with GNOME and PulseAudio. Supports SIP and IAX2 (Asterisk).
Checkmark.png Sigil Excellent epub editor for ebook creation. Package-x-generic-16.pngsigil
simon-listens Is an open-source speech recognition program and replaces the mouse and keyboard.
sispmctl Package for controlling GEMBIRD (m)SiS-PM power controllers.
slimrat Slimrat is a command-line and graphical application for automated downloading from file hosters like Rapidshare, Megaupload, Depositfiles and many more.
slurm cluster toolkit (already has a maintained SPEC file)
smuxi IRC client & IRC proxy, GTK+ based
Stop (medium size).png Songbird Bug #453422 Issues in the bug Upstream doesn't support Linux anymore.
spacenav The spacenav project provides a free, compatible alternative, to the proprietary 3Dconnexion device driver and SDK, for their 3D input devices
Spectrum-Tools set of utilities for using various spectrum analyzer hardware. It supports the suite of Wi-Spy devices (original, 24x, 24x2, DBX, DBX2, 900, 24i) by Metageek LLC and the Ubertooth.
speechd Device-independent speech synthesis layer (perhaps useful for OLPC?)
speedcontrol Small utility to limit DVD drive speed, since most DVD readers sound like lawn mowers at full speed which ruins movie playing experience
Checkmark.png SQuirreL SQL Graphical Java program that will allow you to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands Package-x-generic-16.pngsquirrel
Checkmark.png stardict-fr-academy-1935 8th edition of the French Academy dictionnary, in stardict format (1935) Package-x-generic-16.pngstardict-xmllittre
StatusNet desktop client is a multi-platform Open Source client for connecting to StatusNet installations.
Stet is a free software package for gathering comments about a text document via a webpage
Checkmark.png strongSwan ipsec implementation with major support of IKEv2 Package-x-generic-16.pngstrongswan
Checkmark.png Stylus Toolbox A graphical frontend for managing the functions of Epson Ink Jet printers - including checking ink levels and print head cleaning/alignment Package-x-generic-16.pngstylus-toolbox
swfmill xml2swf and swf2xml processor with import functionalities srpm here
Sympa Mailing list server 524257 Deferred
system-config-control Central control panel for system-config-* tools.


Status icon Package Description Status Comment
Tagaini Jisho a free, open-source Japanese dictionary and kanji lookup that aims at becoming your Japanese study assistant.
Textpattern a CMS popular with some web designers. It's GPL and is LAMP-y.
Checkmark.png Thinkfan A simple fan control program Package-x-generic-16.pngthinkfan
TinyXML++ A very nice, modern C++ interface to TinyXML. MIT license. Nice software; painful, obscure build system.
Tipp10 A 10 finger write trainer (Has no configure script and a MakeFile generated by qmake for QT on windows)
TPTP Eclipse Test & Performance Tools Platform
Trang Trang is James Clark's multi-format schema converter based on RELAX-NG Example RPMs available at authors site and has been checked with gcj.
toshutils (includes GUI) or toshset (CL only) Allows users to control Toshiba hardware
Stop (medium size).png TrueCrypt Free open-source disk encryption software for Linux. Version 5 now includes a WxWidgets Gui and uses Fuse instead of kernel modules for the filesystem parts. Thus, inclusion to Fedora should be possible. Requires some fixing in Main/Main.make to build against Fedora's WxWidgets.</s> Not 'free open-source', i.e. legal would block this. See spot's comments 1 2 on TrueCrypt's version 2.5 license. The issues mentioned with section VI.2 and VI.3 in spot's emails may have been fixed in version 2.7 of the license. The issue mentioned with section III.1.2 and III.2 does not seem to have been fixed at all. (available from RpmFusion)
TuxShop point of sale and retail management application.
Test-result-inprogress.gif TV-Browser A java application to view the current tv program Bug #754246
Stop (medium size).png TwoLame A MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2 encoder Probably would be blocked based on Spot's comment [1]
ufsutils Utilities to manage the UFS filesystem, mostly used in BSD or derived operating systems. This include FFS, UFS and UFS2.
ulatencyd Scriptable daemon daemon that controls how the Linux kernel will spend it's resources on the running processes.
Unico Gtk+ Theming Engine Unico is a Gtk+ engine that aims to be the more complete yet powerful theming engine for Gtk+ 3.0 and newer It's used in several Gtk + 3.0 themes
Checkmark.png Unicode Character Database UNIDATA files are used by many packages (perl, gucharmap, etc) in private-copy mode. A common package would be cleaner technically and legally. Package-x-generic-16.pngunicode-ucd
unp debian/ubuntu script for uncompressing archives Bug #800868 Deferred
uPdf A tool to write and paint to an existing pdf file. uPdf can insert pages of another pdf, insert new pages, remove and extract pages, rotate pages, paste an image in the existing pdf, and much more.
Checkmark.png uperf A network performance tool, developed by the Performance Applications Engineering group at Sun Microsystems, that supports modelling and replay of various networking patterns. Package-x-generic-16.pngperf
urfkill For the laptop and mobile devices users, the management of the radio killswitches is important for the connectivity and power consumption. HAL used to take care of this job, but it is now deprecated. The urfkill project is created to fill the gap and to provide more flexible configuration for the rfkill-related function keys.
Stop (medium size).png Vagalume A client for Gnome and Maemo. Bug #445036 (failed) (available from Livna)
Vigor XMMS plugin that acts like Clippy. Fun!
VNCSnapshot VNC Snapshot is a command-line program for VNC. It will save a JPEG image of the VNC server's screen.
Visual Python a Python module that offers real-time 3D output, and is easily usable by novice programmers. Depends on non-free software (Polygon).
[2] Wavelet denoise Gimp plugin
Test-result-inprogress.gif WTP Eclipse Webtools Project (JSP, HTML, JavaScript, XML, etc.) (Effort to build this package are Bug #486369 ongoing
Wine-doors an application designed to make installing windows software on Linux Bug #449339 (dropped)
Stop (medium size).png Webmin web-front end to shorewall Bug #184080]|184080] (dropped) (NB: Webmin had a rather doubtful security record in the past -- NilsPhilippsen)
WideStudio an open source, Integrated Development Environment for desktop applications
Wikidot an open source wiki server/wiki farm.
wNutrak (downloadable from is an UNIQUE tool for downloading data from some modern Garmin GPSes (such as Garmin nuvi 760) and converting it from proprietary .bin format to standard .gpx format. This tool is critical for the free OpenstreetMap project, in order to collect GPS traces from project's contributors.
wxRemind frontend for Remind, calendar and alarm application. (LinuxJournal article on remind)


Status icon Package Description Status Comment
xdm-xsessions Xdm session related utilities srpm here
XMIND EPL/LGPL Licensed MindMap Software.
xmlittre Authoritative 19th century French dictionnary, in stardict format Bug #624182
xonotic Xonotic is a fast paced free, open-source first person shooter licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Xpra X Persistent Remote Applications, is 'screen for X'. It allows you to run X programs, usually on a remote host, direct their display to your local machine.
xProcess, For project management and process improvement.
xtrabackup Online backup tool for MySQL/InnoDB outdated srpm here
XtreemFS XtreemFS is a distributed and replicated file system for the Cloud. Distributed under the BSD. Here's a link to their RPMs [3].
youthree Highly experimental program to disable/enable U3 and write a CD image to U3 capable flash drives.
yum-grouppackagetype A plugin for yum to specify which package types within a package group should be installed when using yum groupinstall (useful for web walkthroughs)
zenoss Open Source Monitoring Tool. Dead Bug #435470
zpb-ttf ZPB-TTF is a TrueType file parser that provides an interface for reading typographic metrics, glyph outlines, and other information.
zsync smart rsync. zlib discussion